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2001 Grand Am GT - RPMS bounce, car jerks and stalls

This has been going on for a month....right after i picked it up from being inspected, drove it for 2 days and then the problem started. Out of the blue, the rpm's were bouncing, the car was jerking and when i got to the next red light it stalled. Got it started and drove it home and it jerked the whole way and ended up stalling again. Had it towed. The mechanic could not get it to act up so had no idea what it was and had me pick it up. (they suggested putting dry gas in it and i did as soon as i got it). A couple days later it happened again and i drove it back to the mechanic....this time they changed the fuel filter....took it home and it acted up again the following morning.....took it back to the mechanic and they replaced the fuel pump then drove it 70 miles and everything was ok.....until i got back in it...drove it another 70-so miles and it started jerking around again and eventually stalled. Towed again...has been at the dealer the last two weeks and they still don't have an answer. Not the fuel pump/filter.....and they have eliminated ignition problems.........any ideas?

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  • sans4dolphin Jan 29, 2009

    Thank you! I will pass that along to the mechanic.The mechanic hasn't really come up with anything, I guess because they can't get it to act up on them too much and the computer is not detecting anything. no errors. Thank you for the quick response!

  • Bo Davis Oct 30, 2013

    try the purge valve fixed my buick doin same thing..



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Tcc cylanoid in transmission is causing it to stall in your grand am

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Your gas tank needs flushing out,maybe got gritt inside. carburator needs filter needs cleaning .,possible air leak from gaskets., what about distributor breaking down

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This is usually caused by a spark plug not sparking. It could be a spark plug, a spark plug wire, or low compression on 1 cylinder. Your check engine light should be on. You can take it to Autozone and have them put it on their scanner and the diagnostic printout will tell you where the mis-fire is at. You can also usually see spark at night time with the hood open in the dark, if it is a spark plug wire.

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SOURCE: wheel hits bump then jerks or bounces out of


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SOURCE: hesitating when I take off

Repaired ---what?

I don't think so

How about the EGR Valve or Ignition

What about check lights on the dash & codes?

Vacuum Leaks

TPS Sensors

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